The Republicans attempt to jam through Amy Coney Barrett as the nation burns and Giuliani fondles himself

It’s hard, when presented with a story about Trump campaign surrogate Rudy Giuliani being caught on tape fondling himself in the presence of a young woman in a hotel room, to focus on anything else. Sadly, though, there are even more obscene things taking place in America at the moment. This morning, with the election just 12 days away, and another 1,170 Americans dead from COVID-19, the Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee voted unanimously to advance Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination for the Supreme Court, setting things in motion for a confirmation vote in front of the full Senate early next week. This happened in spite of a Democratic boycott of the Senate Judiciary Committee vote, previous assurances on the part of Republicans that they would not advance a Supreme Court nominee in an election year, and the fact that Barrett, who once served as a “handmaid” in the controversial Christian group People of Praise, and couldn’t even name the five freedoms guaranteed in the First Amendment, was just discovered to have been a trustee at a private school that did not allow gay and lesbian teachers.

There are literally over 1,000 Americans dying each day, and the Republicans, instead of taking action to save lives, and provide economic relief to those who have lost their jobs as a result of the pandemic, are focused on pushing though a candidate that will almost assuredly vote against women’s reproductive rights and the expansion of health care under the Affordable Care Act.

As you look up the contact information for your senators, so that you can send them letters demanding that they not push through the Barrett nomination just days before the presidential election, I wanted to share the following tweets from Adam Schiff and Chuck Schumer on what’s unfolding right now in Washington.

The Republicans like to talk a lot about “court packing,” and how it’s the Democrats, and not them, who are guilty of it. But what we’re seeing now is the very definition of court packing. Knowing that the American people are days away from sweeping the thoroughly corrupt Trump administration from power, and pounding the final nail into the coffin of their political party, the Republicans are hell bent on scoring one more big win against women, minorities, and the working men and women of America. And we cannot allow it to happen. We have to fight back.

[As for the incident which culminated with Rudy Giuliani being caught on tape touching himself, here’s the context from The Guardian, explaining how it came to be that Trump’s personal attorney came to be lured into a hotel room by the producers of Sacha Baron Cohen’s new “Borat” film. “Following an obsequious interview for a fake conservative news programme, (Giuliani and the young actress) retreat at her suggestion for a drink to the bedroom of a hotel suite, which is rigged with concealed cameras,” The Guardian reports. “After she removes his microphone, Giuliani, 76, can be seen lying back on the bed, fiddling with his untucked shirt and reaching into his trousers. They are then interrupted by Borat who runs in and says: ‘She’s 15. She’s too old for you.’” There are a million different things to be said, but I keep coming back to the thought of just how easy it must be for countries like Russia to blackmail men like these.]

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23 Comments

  1. Kyle Griffin by proxy
    Posted October 22, 2020 at 11:39 am | Permalink

    In the ’60 Minutes’ interview Trump posted, Trump says he hopes the Supreme Court ends the Affordable Care Act.

  2. Anonymous
    Posted October 22, 2020 at 12:37 pm | Permalink

    It’s impossible for me to overstate the degree to which is despise the members of the Republican Party.

  3. Posted October 22, 2020 at 12:43 pm | Permalink

    Vote like it is a matter of life and death. Because if you are a woman of childbearing age, it is so. If you are someone who doesn’t get health insurance through your job, it is so. If you are in a vulnerable group, we need to get this Trump virus under control and we all know that Trump has failed miserably and there is every indication that Biden will do better.

  4. Posted October 22, 2020 at 12:44 pm | Permalink

  5. Anonymous
    Posted October 22, 2020 at 1:06 pm | Permalink

    Barrett’s confirmation vote is expected to be 51-49 on Monday.

  6. Frosted Flakes
    Posted October 22, 2020 at 1:43 pm | Permalink

    Wow. That is really bad. Masturbating in front of 15 year old? Thanks for the info ColuMbo. I have really come to rely on you for an honest and complete presentation of information in a way that seeks to illuminate the truth while avoiding the pitfalls of misinformation and innuendo. Wow. Thanks again. We all admire your integrity and honesty.

  7. Kat
    Posted October 22, 2020 at 2:03 pm | Permalink

    Where did Mark say he was masturbating, or that she was 15?

  8. Kat
    Posted October 22, 2020 at 2:04 pm | Permalink

    She was an actress playing Borat’s 15 year old daughter. Mark did not say that she was 15.

  9. Frosted Flakes
    Posted October 22, 2020 at 3:01 pm | Permalink

    Kat,

    I know. Right? I am with you. In a world where there are so many people trying to mislead one another we are very fortunate to have ColuMbo to illucidate the truth in such a consistently straightforward way. ColuMbo is so incredibly not at all misleading and for that he should be saluted. We appreciate you sticking up for the truth too.

    The truth is: Very few people get caught fondling themselves in front of the truth more than Maynard. He is very playful in that way. I think it is great he has built a community of people supportive of the practice of truth-fondling. One day all of your hard work will pay off. One day, it will be totally normalized and people in the truth-fondling community will be able to go into the town square and jack off right into lady Truth’s face , without being judged and without consequence. That will be a great day indeed! Keep fighting! You have come a long way baby!

  10. Kat
    Posted October 22, 2020 at 3:09 pm | Permalink

    You said that Mark said that R.G. was “masturbating in front of a 15 year old”. He said no such thing. You lied.

  11. Posted October 22, 2020 at 3:24 pm | Permalink

    Fraudulent Fibs frequently engages in Foolish Facts when discussing Mark.

  12. Frosted Flakes
    Posted October 22, 2020 at 4:44 pm | Permalink

    I asked the question, Kat. I asked: “Masturbating in front of 15 year old?”

    I was hearing about this story for the first time here. I was led to believe Giuliani was caught fondling/ masturbating himself in front someone who was playing the role of a 15 year old. Did Mark give the actual age of the actress? Was she presenting herself to Guiliani as 15 within the prank? I was thinking a to catch a predator type of scene. Maybe someone from the truth fondling community can clear up my questions?

  13. Posted October 22, 2020 at 5:23 pm | Permalink

    This video interview with Greg Palast is worth a listening. Palast has done more journalism on voter suppression than almost anyone else.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WGIoK541TnY

  14. stupid hick
    Posted October 22, 2020 at 8:44 pm | Permalink

    Wow, Flakes. Are you on drugs? Before you make a 4th inane comment why don’t you read the original post and apologize to everyone here. Seriously what is wrong with you?

  15. Frosted Flakes
    Posted October 22, 2020 at 8:50 pm | Permalink

    Bot

  16. Posted October 22, 2020 at 10:06 pm | Permalink

    Yet another move by Trump to turn the Federal Bureaucracy into a tool of all powerful autocrat.
    https://www.govexec.com/management/2020/10/stunning-executive-order-would-politicize-civil-service/169479/

    No more pesky underlings thinking they will keep a job.

  17. Posted October 22, 2020 at 10:27 pm | Permalink

    I don’t know about FF, but I’m baked.

  18. Anonymous
    Posted October 23, 2020 at 2:19 am | Permalink

    https://www.vox.com/2020/10/22/21528816/trump-60-minutes-footage-lesley-stahl

    Winning?

  19. Anonymous
    Posted October 23, 2020 at 2:20 am | Permalink

    https://www.vox.com/2020/10/22/21526625/aoc-twitch-stream-among-us-most-popular-twitch-streams-ever

    Winning!

  20. Hyborian Warlord
    Posted October 23, 2020 at 9:38 am | Permalink

    Goofy gotcha shit that the real perps love. It takes the heat off a little bit.

  21. Posted October 23, 2020 at 10:14 am | Permalink

    Ditto

  22. Posted October 23, 2020 at 11:22 am | Permalink

    I thought it was pretty brilliant of AOC to reach out with a game like that! I think she will be president one day.

  23. Posted October 24, 2020 at 7:25 am | Permalink

    The quid part of the quid, quid pro quo between Trump and China

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/danalexander/2020/10/23/forbes-estimates-china-paid-trump-at-least-54-million-since-he-took-office-via-mysterious-trump-tower-lease/?utm_source=TWITTER&utm_medium=social&utm_content=3977771348&utm_campaign=sprinklrForbesMainTwitter&fbclid=IwAR3lJ882TsuRnT6I07Yn54MwscDlm0RfGBjSQ9x128Hb5kV9vu7r0XheTPc#7690b4c4ed11

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